Shikakai Powder 200gm


Shikakai powder (Acacia cocininna):

Shikakai is a prickly bush or climber and grows in tropical forests of India. Shikakai can be used as a hair wash, herbal shampoo or even hair pack to get rid of various hair related problems. Shikakai effectively cleanses the scalp and hair. It can be considered as a mild hair cleanser which is good for dry scalp as it doesn’t take away too much of the natural oils from the scalp.

Health Benefits:

  • Its fruits are very well known for use as natural hair shampoo.
  • Its pod turns dark brown and wrinkled on drying. In each pod there are six to ten seeds.
  • For medicinal purpose its leaves and fruits are used.
  • Its dried pods are powdered to produce Shikakai powder.
  • Shikakai is also used in traditional medicine to treat jaundice, constipation and skin problems.
  • Its leaves, pods has astringent action and useful in treating cuts, wounds and oral problems.
  • Its pods decoction is prepared and used for washing and cleaning of wound for quick healing.